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High Court of Justice of Catalonia says declaration on independence has no legal effect
21:17, 11 October 2017
High Court of Justice of Catalonia says declaration on independence has no legal effect

The declaration of Catalonia’s independence has been signed by President of the Government of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont and high-ranking officials

21:17, 11 October 2017

AP

Any declaration of Catalonia’s independence, official or not, has no legal effect, the High Court of Justice of Catalonia declared in their statement published on Twitter

The document says that the declaration isn’t a source of law, as it contradicts the Spanish Constitution.

“Neither the law on transitional period, which was suspended by the Constitutional Court, nor ant declaration on independence has legal effect, as it contradicts the Spanish Constitution,” the statement reads.

As it was reported earlier, Catalonia is going to proclaim independence from Spain; however, this unilateral proclamation will not take place until Madrid and Barcelona hold consultations in the coming weeks – so that the independence comes on more favourable conditions for both sides.

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